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    Just wondering what everyone's motivation is for working on MTurk.

    Personally, I started when I ran into a couple of unexpected expenses that left me in the hole. My full time income was just enough to pay my regular bills and live on, but I had a couple of extra bills pile up that I fell behind on. So I started working on mturk to help get myself out of the hole.

    Now, I'm using it primarily for spending money during the week, so I can maybe go out one night a week, eat out once in awhile, etc.

    With my earning started to really increase I'm making even more than I was even a month ago, so I'm hoping that turk earnings will eventually allow me to buy a few luxury items that I've wanted for awhile but could never afford, like a new cell phone.

    What about everyone else? What got you started on turk, and what is the main purpose of your turking? Primary source of income? Making just enough extra cash to help pay the bills? Extra "spending money" for the week?

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    I turk because I like to! I like taking surveys and giving my opinion. Its nice to have a little extra cash to, I work full time and what I make sustains me, and like you I have a little extra spending money from it.
    “People often say motivation doesn't last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.”

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    I worked at the same place in Ohio for almost 18 years. My husband was laid off every winter up there (construction job) so I carried our insurance and carried us through those months when he was on unemployment. When we decided to move to Florida (his home state) one of my conditions was that HE get to carry the insurance, etc. So I turk to pay groceries, small bills, etc. And actually it has worked out really well because his new job down here has him gone about 12 hours a day so my being a stay at home worker is ideal. I also Ebay- which is REALLY slow right now and do Swagbucks & Inbox Dollars.

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    i strted turking for tht extra money pumping in...After my graduation last year not having done with my papers...1 left still ...lol....not yet got a good job....I came by this site on my researches for online money making after dealing with a few PTC sites....Glad to know thtMturk pays my nation India apart from U.S. and thats a great news...Been turking for 3 months and earned more than 350$ by now

    So got a good decent pocket money for me now

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    I do it just to get stuff. In Canada, my only option is Amazon.ca gift cards, so I buy things on Amazon.
    So far I have used my turk money to buy an iPad 2, Xbox 360 Kinect, Canon Digital Rebel SLR, some decent headphones, Christmas presents for my kids and some small miscellaneous electronics and other stuff. Next up - LCD HDTV!

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    Wow, you must be making some great money to have bought all that! The Ipad 2 and XBox 360 kinect alone must be worth at least $700. How long have you been turking?

    I've only been at it for 3 months, and am at about $550, though the first month I did very little because I was still kind of finding my way around and learning all the little tricks.

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    It goes without asking, everyone works/Turks for money/extra income,the question sounds not good.

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    No such thing as a bad question. Of course everyone does it for money, it's what they do with that money he's trying to learn. Some people contribute to paying the bills, some people use it to buy things they like, and me for instance, I'm just saving up to help pay for student loans. It'll help in the long run.

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    You are wrong izzxpopz, should have asked, "what do you do with your earnings?" instead of, why do we turk? I think you have got the picture now.

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    It's quite self-explanatory to me what he meant, I didn't take the time to ponder what he could possibly mean by the title of this thread, it's pretty obvious. No need to put the guy down.

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